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    Pollution fears over debris and rubble dumped near Lantau river

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Pollution fear over debris dumped near Lantau river Green group WWF Hong Kong is concerned about possible pollution of the Tung Chung River after it found tonnes of construction waste had been dumped on nearby farmland. Construction debris and rubble covering an area bigger than a soccer pitch was found in Shek Mun Kap on Lantau Island ...

  2. Developing Lantau a delicate task

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... last year's record 5.9 million to 11 million by 2022, its strategy is to support and profit from developing tourism on Lantau Island. That is a wise course for the government ... to ensure that projects are in line with the authorities' well-stated policy of sensitively balancing development with protection of the natural environment. Lantau is Hong Kong's biggest ...

  3. New blow for Lantau school in noise row

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Lantau International School has been told again to quieten down. Its supervisor lost a legal challenge yesterday against a noise abatement notice issued after a neighbour complained. The lawyer representing the school, Haldanes partner Christopher Morley, said the school supervisor Serge Berthier respected the judgment but noted it was difficult ...

  4. Lantau buffaloes too big for latest capture

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zuleika Sedgley zuleika.sedgley@scmp.com The last remaining water buffalo on Lantau Island walked free yesterday after conservation officials abandoned the latest attempt to capture ... of the 17 animals captured that day, some of the residents of Lantau's Mui Wo village are sceptical about the merits of removing their buffalo. 'Given the AFCD's methods, relocation ...

  5. Leave the Lantau buffaloes alone

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in mind. But the water buffaloes of Lantau Island are as traditional and indigenous an inhabitant as there can be. Authorities have decided the last three animals in a Mui Wo village, of a herd that once numbered in the hundreds, have to go. Sensibly, they want to move them to pastures new, but so far their efforts have proved unsuccessful and have risked harming the animals. Lantau ...

  6. New Lantau road turns hot spot for 'cattle killers'

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney The increased use of a new road on Lantau is driving up the death toll of wild cattle and water buffalo at the hands of speeding drivers- and has raised fears humans could be next. Over the past six months, the Lantau Buffalo Association and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) have seen a rise in accidents in southern Lantau, as speeding ...

  7. If polluting bridge is necessary, then keep it away from Lantau

    Posted Jun 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the northwest of Lantau towards the north section of the existing airport. The government predicts that within 20 years of the bridge opening it will carry more than 50,000 vehicles a day- more than 18 million cars a year. Carbon dioxide emissions of an average car are 150 grams per kilometre. Well, if there is no choice at least keep this traffic away from North Lantau and its 55,000 plus ...

  8. Link road for Zhuhai bridge will damage Lantau's coastline

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and the surrounding Lantau Island coastline; and Damage to the Lantau Island-Tung Chung tourist experience and for visitors using the Ngong Ping 360 cable car, with a potential economic impact by reducing ... of the Tung Chung population; and Ensure there is no impact on the natural beauty of the Lantau coastline and Tung Chung Bay. We urge the Legislative Council Panel on Transport to take account ...

  9. New cable tunnel to meet power needs in Tuen Mun and Lantau

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A new cable tunnel will be completed this year in anticipation of a surge in power use in Tuen Mun and Lantau Island next year when several major projects begin, including ... to three sets of cables installed. Power supply to Tuen Mun and Lantau Island can double from the current level if a maximum of eight sets of cables are installed inside the tunnel. Paul Poon ...

  10. Treasured tree on Lantau to be cut down before it collapses

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng An old flame tree in Tai O, Lantau, is being felled this week after tests revealed that more than half of its trunk had decayed. Villagers had asked the government to cut it down, fearing that it would collapse. Contractors for the Lands Department began cutting it down yesterday. The work will finish tomorrow. The tree has stood in front of a temple in Kat Hing Back Street ...




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